Book Journey, Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It's Monday! What are You Reading?
My Monday posts are generally just a highlight of what I've been reading
during the week so if you'd like to see all that I've been reading,
follow my Goodreads page.
Last week I finished reading:
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
I will be reviewing this one soon, but in a nutshell, Jason Reynolds is a must-read, no-questions-asked author for me now.
I also read:
Babymouse: Bad Babysitter by Jennifer L Holm and Matthew Holm
One of my new favorites in the Babymouse series.
Favorite picture books from last week:
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
Minimal text paired with Kadir Nelson's always stunning artwork makes this proverbial story of sharing a can't-miss.
Fred by Kaila Eunhye Seo
lovely book about the power of childhood imagination and how that
diminishes as an adult. Would be a great book to pair with The Adventures of Beekle.
What Does It Mean to be Present? by Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
I love the message of
mindfulness in this simple little picture book. It's a nice lesson for
children and an even nicer reminder for adults.
No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
I'm only a few pages in, but wow are these poems stunning. This is one of those books I will read slowly in order to soak in Kay's gorgeous writing.
Currently (still) reading with my ears:
Skink -- No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
On my teaching blog last week:
Celebrating new friends and new books